SPAULDING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More Central Michigan riverside residents evacuated their homes Friday after being overwhelmed by flooding from two failed dams that submerged communities further upstream earlier this week, authorities said.
About a dozen people who live near the Tittabawassee River in Spaulding Township have evacuated, but some in the community refused to leave their homes despite warnings, Fire Chief Tom Fortier said Friday morning.
Fields and roads were under several feet of water and resembling wide, shallow lakes. Water stood two to three feet deep in some houses where their owners decided to stick out the flooding, Fortier said.
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